Check It Out!: New Picture Books

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Amy’s Three Best Things by Philippa Pearce

Amy, who has never spent a night away from home, declares that she wants to spend not one night but three nights at her grandma’s house. So she packs a bag, and off she goes. She and Grandma have a lovely time until Amy is alone in her bed and starts to worry. Luckily she has brought three things from home to help her get through the night in remarkable ways.

Veggies with Wedgies by Todd Doodler

The vegetables in Farmer John’s garden are intrigued when he hangs his underwear out to dry but when Corn, Potato, Beet, and the others pull things off the line and try them on, they are not at all comfortable.

Cuckoo by Fiona Roberton

When Cuckoo hatches and does not speak the same language as the rest of his family, he bravely sets out to find someone who can understand him.